Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

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Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
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General situation

Low pressure in the southern North Sea will maintain a strong, rather cold and showery north to northwesterly flow across the UK. The wind will gradually ease during the course of Sunday as a weak ridge of high pressure edges in from the west. An Atlantic low then develops to the north of the United Kingdom through Monday morning, bringing strong southwesterly winds to much of the inshore waters.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6, then south 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, but occasionally very rough at first. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 5 to 7 , occasionally 4 later. Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, but elsewhere moderate or rough, becoming very rough later to the north and west of Orkney. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5, then south or southwest 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable, mainly east or southeast, 2 to 4, then south 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 to 7, then backing west 4 to 6, then south or southwest 4 or 5 later. Moderate, becoming slight or moderate. Occasional rain, then mainly fair. Good, occasionally moderate.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 5 to 7, veering northeast 4 to 6, then east 3 or 4 later, then south or southwest 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 4 to 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering west 5 or 6, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate. Showers, then occasional rain, then fair later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Cyclonic, becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 2 to 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly, then veering westerly, 5 to 7, then backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate. Showers, then occasional rain, then fair later. Good, occasionally poor for a time.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly, 5 to 7, then backing westerly 3 or 4 later. Moderate, becoming slight or moderate later, then slight later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Westerly 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then westerly 5 to 7, then variable 2 to 4 later. Slight or moderate. Showers, then rain for a time. Good, occasionally poor for a time.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 5 to 7, backing west 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later. Showers, becoming mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic, then west or northwest, 6 to gale 8, backing south 5 to 7 later. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Fair, then rain, then showers later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west or northwest 3 or 4 later, then southwest 5 to 7 later. Very rough at first west of Lizard Point, otherwise mainly moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers, becoming mainly fair, then rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8, then backing west or southwest 4 or 5 later, then south 7 to severe gale 9 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near the Isles of Scilly. Rain, then showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6, backing southwest 5 to 7 later. Rough or very rough at first in southwest, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers, becoming mainly fair, then rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8, then backing west or southwest 3 to 5 later, then south 7 to severe gale 9 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in southwest. Rain, then showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.


St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 to 5, then backing south or southwest 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Showers, then rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 2 to 4, then increasing 5 to 7, then veering west 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain, then showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, backing south or southwest 5 to 7 later. Rough at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time. Mainly fair, then occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 to 7, then veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southeast 5 to 7 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time. Occasional rain, then showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.


Isle of Man - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, backing south or southwest 5 to 7 later. Rough at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time. Mainly fair, then occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South or southwest 5 to 7, then veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southeast 5 to 7 later. Moderate, occasionally rough in south, becoming slight or moderate later. Occasional rain, then showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in southeast, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southwesterly 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later in east. Showers then mainly fair, then occasional rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southwesterly, veering westerly, 6 to gale 8, backing easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north. Squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.


Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4, then southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7 later. Slight or moderate, but becoming smooth or slight for a time. Showers, occasional rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 5 to 7, then backing south or southeast 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel and near Mull of Kintyre. Rain, then squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: North 5 or 6, becoming variable 2 to 4, then south 6 to gale 8 later, veering west later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in eastern shelter. Showers, occasional rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West 6 to gale 8, backing southeast 4 to 6 later. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, then high for a time in west. Rain, then squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


The Minch - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southerly or southeasterly, 6 to gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Slight or moderate, but rough at first near northern and southern entrances, becoming moderate or rough later. Showers, occasional rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South 7 to severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near northern and southern entrances. Rain, then squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southerly or southeasterly, 6 to gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west. Showers, occasional rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: South 7 to severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 to 5 later. Rough or very rough, then very rough or high for a time. Rain, then squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.


Shetland Isles - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northeast 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4, then cyclonic 6 to gale 8 later, then south later. Rough or very rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland - Strong wind warning

Valid Sunday 05 Dec 2021 at 0600 UTC until Sunday 05 Dec 2021 at 1800 UTC

General situation: Occluded front will remain slow moving over Shetland Waters.

Forecast: Cyclonic, 6 to gale 8 in south, 3 to 5 in north. Rough, occasionally very rough in south Rain in south and east. Fair in northwest. Good, occasionally moderate or poor in south and east.

Outlook for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Sunday 05 Dec until 0600 UTC on Monday 06 Dec: Cyclonic, 6 to gale 8 in south, 3 to 5 in north, becoming southerly 6 to gale 8. Rough, occasionally very rough in east, becoming moderate in northwest. Rain, but fair in northwest at first. Good, occasionally moderate or poor.


Channel Islands - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, veering northerly 5 to 6 this evening, then backing northwest 4 to 5 by midnight, backing west 2 to 4 later. Very rough until late morning in the west of the area, otherwise rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough with a low to moderate swell by mid evening, then decreasing smooth to slight with a low swell. Isolated squally showers, locally with hail, mainly in the southwest of the area, dying out early afternoon. Good, occasionally moderate, locally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: West to southwest 2 to 4, increasing 5 to 7 by late morning, veering northwesterly around midday, backing west to southwest 3 to 4 around midnight, then backing southerly 5 to 7. Smooth to slight with a low swell, increasing moderate to rather rough during the morning, then rough for a time in the afternoon and early evening, decreasing slight to moderate, locally smooth, later with a low to moderate swell developing. Rain spreading eastwards during the morning, locally heavy, clearing to isolated squally showers early in the afternoon. Moderate to good, locally poor.